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Spoon a Day Challenge, Make 365 Clay Spoons in 2015: Day 91, Queen (6 day Mini-Challenge)

This is day 5 of the 6 day mini-challenge that is part of the larger challenge of making 365 spoons in 2015. This mini-challenge has a chess theme. I have completed the pawn, rook, knight, bishop and queen. Up next is the king.

This mini-challenge has proven very, um…, challenging! These chess themed spoons have taken about 3 to 4 times longer to make than the ones I had been making. After this mini-challenge, and the last fish Friday of lent, I think I will chill for a bit and go back to the more simple spoons while I come up with the next mini-challenge. 0402150003a

Dedicated to the memory of “Mr. Kentucky Chess”, S.D. We were lucky to have known him.

Spoon a Day Challenge, Make 365 Clay Spoons in 2015: Day 69

I am experimenting with a narrow handle. I am concerned that it will be too fragile to hold up to much use. I will test it out. I love the sleek lines it has! I again used the darker clay that looks so much like chocolate in its leather hard stage.

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Spoon a Day Challenge, Make 365 Clay Spoons in 2015: Day 65, Fish Friday

Today is Fish Friday and also the 65th day of the year. 300 days to go for this project. I have been pondering about if I will do another 365 days project next year and what would it be. I think maybe cups? Bowls? Any suggestions?

This is dotted with colorful underglaze. After it is bisque fired, I will apply a clear glaze and everywhere that looks like “background” (just the plain clay) will be bright white. The underglaze will brighten up considerably too.

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